I have a bird's eye view of our glassblowers from the store. It is fun to be a part of the organism, glassybaby. Today there was an added molecule...Phillip Newton (dashing guy) was professionally photographing all aspects of our world, capturing images that will ultimately be handsome, large format, black and whites hanging in our temporary Belle Square store. Yes, it is official...Bellevue here we come. In early November or, fingers crossed, sooner, we will inhabit a gorgeous, Belle Square retail space. It is located on the second level of the mall, serendipidously near Nordstroms...the eye of the shopping storm. We are thrilled to go East, please come and find us.
On another note, a glassybaby compass led the sweetest couple to our Madrona quadrant. Denise and Brian Baitx, hailing from Corona California, fled the Santa Ana winds and unfortunate wild fires for respite in Seattle. I like to think that glassybaby was one of the principal magnates leading their journey to Seattle. Anyway, they arrived in our midst, anticipatory and the first shoppers to cross our Wednesday threshold, a double breath of fresh air. Denise saw Lee on the Martha Stewart Show in September of 2005. She has been a fan ever since, an ardent glassybaby website supporter. We had such a lovely exchange. They took photos and lit candles, and I gave them the two bit glassybaby crash course. Denise purchased a 'Midnight' glassybaby, among others. She described it as a dead ringer for her favorite crayon color. I personally love people who love crayons. And they were off with a parting mention...their GPS had guided them to us, pronouncing glassybaby with a lovely british accent. Hail to the Queen Mother and Cheers to Denise and Brian. We are so glad that you found us...the London of Madrona.
Until Next Time, Nicola